Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 40.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics4.29% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus M5A78L-M LX PLUS  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110920
Uptime6.9 Days
Run DateNov 21 '19 at 11:06
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD FX-6100-$54
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
40.3% Average
1-Core 64.7
2-Core 122
44% 93.6 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 297
33% 254 Pts
64-Core 295
20% 295 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6570
Sapphire(174B E193) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.961.0.0
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
4.29% Terrible
Lighting 18.9
Reflection 16.2
Parallax 18.3
5% 17.8 fps
MRender 11.1
Gravity 15.6
Splatting 11.4
4% 12.7 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.29%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD502HI 500GB-$154
332GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 46 57 63 67 74 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 91
Write 28
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 59.6
39% 52.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 59%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$49
796GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 147 149 149 147 151 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 121
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 148
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
811GB free
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 89 92 92 92 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 78.3
Write 57.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 90.5
54% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
390GB free
Firmware: CC4H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 89 92 92 92 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 184
Write 161
Mixed 85
SusWrite 90.6
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
851GB free
Firmware: CC4C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 51 59 66 69 75 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
60% Above average
Read 147
Write 140
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 62.3
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 60%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
44.7% Average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 15.8
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 12.1
29% 10.2 GB/s
Latency 81.4
49% 81.4 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M5A78L-M LX PLUS Builds (Compare 2,537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS - $82

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $242
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